To say it’s been a wild NBA season so far would be an understatement. After having just a little over two months to prepare, the first few games naturally didn’t go as planned for most teams, as the standings show.
With all the accolades and nightly triple-doubles that Luka Doncic has accumulated, he is just a 21-year old star entering his third year in the league. Many people predict Luka to come up with an MVP-caliber year this season, but that will be dependent on the level of success that the Mavericks will achieve.
But there's no point to dwell on that disappointment as the Mavericks front office faces a pivotal offseason that could catapult them to elite contention in the Western Conference. It's obvious that they need to build around Doncic and Porzingis, and they could do that by boosting their performance on the defensive end of the floor.
Combined with the dysfunctional front office, a team with little to no cohesion has to finally find a way to put all the pieces together. The change needed in the front office is long overdue.
The Dallas Mavericks were rank outsiders ahead of Monday's meeting with the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum. Luka Doncic's injury meant the Bucks were expected to make it 19 wins on the bounce and do it easily. Despite another otherworldly outing from Giannis Antetokounmpo, it didn't work out that way.
January 31st 2019 – The Dallas Mavericks traded DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jr, a 2021 1st round pick and 2023 1st round pick for a deal that contained a few nice pieces in Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr and Courtney Lee. The real deal was to capture Kristaps Porzingis (KP).
No matter what the rank of these NBA tag-teams, we as basketball fanatics should be thrilled to finally see a competitive, wide open league. Whoever ends up as NBA Champions next year, one thing is for sure - sit back, relax and enjoy.
After years of mismanagement, poor front office decisions, underwhelming drafts, and offloading their brightest star for what may turn out to be low first round picks, the New York Knicks finally got something right when they drafted R.J. Barrett to play in Madison Square Garden for the foreseeable future.
Dallas Mavericks can add a max contract this offseason, as they look to build around young stars Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.
Forward Kristaps Porzingis has been traded by the New York Knicks to the Dallas Mavericks, as reported by Marc Stein.
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis has expressed his concern with the franchise, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski.
The New York Knicks have not made the playoffs since 2013. They have not won more than 32 games since 2013/14, when Carmelo Anthony led the league in minutes per game and was second to Kevin Durant in points per game.
The Washington Wizards and New York Knicks meet at London's O2 Arena on Thursday. Tip-off is at 8pm.
The three best in the East face-off in the Atlantic Division.
Whether it's Minnesota, New York or Boston, Kyrie Irving will be contending for titles.